All three will have the same CD component with the three aforementioned tracks. That's very much "editions" plural, as — to no one's surprise — there'll be three different collect-'em-all versions of the physical package. But "Limited Edition A" will come with a DVD containing the music videos for "Lights" and "IDOL," "Edition B" will have a DVD with "making of" segments about the "Lights" video and jacket photos, and "C" will forego a DVD addition in favor of a 36-page booklet.
Following a national break for lights in the sky, U.S. BTS-ers can get the physical editions of "Lights" on July 5. The digital release will take place July 3 "Japan time," timing that should have it available to on-the-ball American fans on July 2.
Following their two-night stand at the Rose Bowl this past weekend, BTS has stadium two-nighters scheduled in two more American venues — Chicago's Soldier Field May 11-12 and New Jersey's Metlife Stadium May 18-19 — before moving on to Brazil, London, Paris and Japan.” /> The release appears timed to BTS' four upcoming shows in Japan, beginning July 6 in Osaka.
Surprise releases seem to be more the rule than the exception for major pop acts nowadays, but BTS will be having none of that. The K-pop group has put fans on warning that they have a new single coming in about two months' time — the Japanese-language "Lights," which will be matched up with Japanese versions of the previously released songs "Boy With Luv" and "IDOL" for a CD/DVD release.
"Lights" is being touted as the group's first new Japanese song in four years to be accompanied by a video — and, according to their announcement, "conveys the message of hope that one can connect with the others through sounds and see each other’s lights whenever they close their eyes."